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Published June 1981 | Published
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Care, Feeding, And Use Of Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Imagers At Palomar Observatory


Both TI and RCA CCDs have been applied to two-dimensional photometry and spectroscopy at Palomar. The optical, mechanical, and electronic properties of these chips are described along with a discussion of drive, processing, and recording techniques. A focal conversion optical system, the "Prime Focus Universal Extra-galactic Instrument" (PFUEI) is used to more optimally match the Hale 5 meter plate scale. Calibration and data analysis are discussed with illustrations of results.

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© 1981 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Many people have contributed to our efforts, especially Jim Janesick and Fred Landauer at JPL, Richard Lucinio, Devere Smith, Ernest Lorenz, and Fred Harris at CIT, Morley Blouke at TI and Roger Lynds and Steve Marcus at Kitt Peak National Observatory. This effort has been supported by NASA Grant NGL 05-002-003, NASA Contract NAS5-25451, NSF Grant AST 78-24842A1, and internal CIT funds.

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